Bay Area Goodjers, Recent Transplants and Visitors - come one, come all! HedgeCon 2010.
(Updates are included below)
The facts are these:
I am hosting a gathering at my place to:
a) get our game on
b) honor our recently arrived transplant from the grey Northwest.
c) put my ion drum kit to good use
d) Generate photographic evidence that the Bay Area folks are way cooler than people in Ohio.
MY place. San Carlos, CA.
I know it's not the most convenient for East Bay peeps ('Easties' according to semi-Eastie Rabbit), but I ain't moving.
My home is nice: I have room for multiple tables of games, a place to store beverages, Rock Band on the 360, and if you get too drunk to drive/train home, I have space and sleeping accouterments.
HOW TO GET THERE:
a) BART from Berkely to Millbrae is ~1 hour. I can shuttle you from there to my home (~15 min door-to-door). Schedule.
b) CalTrain from SF runs ~45 minutes. The San Carlos station is about 1 mile away, and we'll pick you up/drop you off. Schedule.
c) Driving? PM me and I'll send you directions
WHAT WE CAN DO?:
a) Here's my collection of board games. Feel free to bring your own too!
b) For the super nerdy, if you are interested in running through a Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay scenario, I might be able to whip up a 2-4 hour scenario. -OR- if YOU want to run ME through some bizarre scenario in your favorite RPG, I would be down with that too.
c) Rock Band 1 & 2
d) Very nice back yard + patio for the smoking inclined
e) If you want to bring your laptop or other gaming rig and setup a mini-lan, you're welcome to piggy back on my network.
f) Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
WARNINGS & DISCLAIMERS:
a) I have two shepherd mutts ~70 lbs a piece. If you hate dogs, I invite you to go to Ohio to play with Penguins instead.
b) I have a soon-to-be 3 year old daughter. She'll likely be absent for most of the shindig, but I am sure she'll put in an appearance. If you hate awesome children, I invite you to go to Vancouver.
c) Step out of line and I will Glamdring your ass. I don't anticipate that being a problem given the crew I know in the area.
I NEED MORE CONCRETE DETAILS!
a) WHEN: October 23. Say 1:00 PM until we stop/pass out/go home. Anyone staying overnight is welcome to hitting up the nearby breakfast place and gaming further if there's a will. Maybe we'll all reconvene the next day? It's YOUR call!
b) FOOD? that's the question, isn't it? It depends on how many folks show. I am happy to acquire provisions and throw together a BBQ of epic proportions. We also have numerous tasty Pizza, BBQ, Mexican, Fancy options in the immediate area for comestibles.
c) BEVERAGES? I will definitely be providing sodas, beers, wines, whiskeys and water. Bring your own too!
Too late in the month for you? No Quintin_Stone? I invite you to North Carolina.
So there it is. I advise that if you are interested you respond to this thread, PM me, IM me, text me, Call me, etc. Even if ONLY 1 PERSON comes, it will be EPIC!
UPDATE 9/22: Work + Life = insane for the next few weeks. Never you worry, faithful Bay Areans (Bay Areaites? Bayeans? Most Awesome of All GWJers?), I will update this thread as we get closer to the event. I'll be confirming attendees, soliciting suggestions, making sure everyone knows what will be available, and when.
Also, whether & how we might participate in the Child's Play events (if folks are inclined).
Finally, I decided to look up what has been released for Rock Band DLC in the last year or so. I then noticed that there are over 40 songs I want to acquire. Hopefully you'll want to sing along with one of them!
UPDATE 10/10: Pretty please confirm your attendance - see my latest post. THANKS!
UPDATE 10/20: Getting closer...
HedgeWizard (that's me!)
DrW (friend o' mine)
checkm-8 +1 (+2?)